This program focuses on how to make Yoga teachings available to anyone who is interested in using Yoga for healing. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, and seniors. This can range from teaching gentle Yoga classes, to teaching entire classes in a chair or in a bed. A large part of the program is dedicated to the study and teaching of Yoga philosophy, which includes how to prepare and present a public talk. Together, these skills help teachers gain a clear understanding of the Yoga teachings so that they can teach in almost any setting with confidence and skill.
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
- Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease.
- A review of some of the major impacts of aging on the physical body.
- Yoga Psychology: How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings.
- Essential elements of a modified Yoga class, either on the floor, in a chair or in bed.
- Using additional tools such as a chair, a blanket, a strap and a cushion
- How to create a strong community amongst yoga students to support the individual transformational process of Yoga
- Deepen your personal practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation